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#1 2021-10-09 20:37:07

bashrc_go
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Dell XPS 17 (9710) "dummy output" pulseaudio

Hi,

I am very new to linux, recently got a new Dell XPS and decided to install Arch Linux. Everything looks good except sound. I have made sure that sof-firmware and alsa-ucm-conf packages are installed as per Arch Pulse audio guide. But nothing seems to work, pulse shows "Dummy Output", so laptop speakers does not work. Headphone jack does not work either.


$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 7: HDMI 1 [HDMI 1]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 8: HDMI 2 [HDMI 2]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 9: HDMI 3 [HDMI 3]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 10: HDMI 4 [HDMI 4]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 11: HDMI 5 [HDMI 5]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 12: HDMI 6 [HDMI 6]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
pacmd list-cards
1 card(s) available.
    index: 0
	name: <alsa_card.pci-0000_01_00.1>
	driver: <module-alsa-card.c>
	owner module: 24
	properties:
		alsa.card = "0"
		alsa.card_name = "HDA NVidia"
		alsa.long_card_name = "HDA NVidia at 0xaa000000 irq 17"
		alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
		device.bus_path = "pci-0000:01:00.1"
		sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.1/sound/card0"
		device.bus = "pci"
		device.vendor.id = "10de"
		device.vendor.name = "NVIDIA Corporation"
		device.product.id = "228e"
		device.string = "0"
		device.description = "HDA NVidia"
		module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
		device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
	profiles:
		output:hdmi-stereo: Digital Stereo (HDMI) Output (priority 5900, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI) Output (priority 800, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI) Output (priority 800, available: no)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra1: Digital Stereo (HDMI 2) Output (priority 5700, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra1: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 2) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra1: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 2) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra2: Digital Stereo (HDMI 3) Output (priority 5700, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra2: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 3) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra2: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 3) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra3: Digital Stereo (HDMI 4) Output (priority 5700, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra3: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 4) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra3: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 4) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra4: Digital Stereo (HDMI 5) Output (priority 5700, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra4: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 5) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra4: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 5) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra5: Digital Stereo (HDMI 6) Output (priority 5700, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra5: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 6) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra5: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 6) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-stereo-extra6: Digital Stereo (HDMI 7) Output (priority 5700, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround-extra6: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 7) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		output:hdmi-surround71-extra6: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 7) Output (priority 600, available: no)
		off: Off (priority 0, available: unknown)
	active profile: <off>
	ports:
		hdmi-output-0: HDMI / DisplayPort (priority 5900, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
		hdmi-output-1: HDMI / DisplayPort 2 (priority 5800, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
		hdmi-output-2: HDMI / DisplayPort 3 (priority 5700, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
		hdmi-output-3: HDMI / DisplayPort 4 (priority 5600, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
		hdmi-output-4: HDMI / DisplayPort 5 (priority 5500, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
		hdmi-output-5: HDMI / DisplayPort 6 (priority 5400, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
		hdmi-output-6: HDMI / DisplayPort 7 (priority 5300, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
pacmd list-sinks
1 sink(s) available.
  * index: 0
	name: <auto_null>
	driver: <module-null-sink.c>
	flags: DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY DYNAMIC_LATENCY
	state: IDLE
	suspend cause: (none)
	priority: 1000
	volume: front-left: 62915 /  96% / -1.06 dB,   front-right: 62915 /  96% / -1.06 dB
	        balance 0.00
	base volume: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
	volume steps: 65537
	muted: no
	current latency: 1028.64 ms
	max request: 344 KiB
	max rewind: 344 KiB
	monitor source: 0
	sample spec: s16le 2ch 44100Hz
	channel map: front-left,front-right
	             Stereo
	used by: 0
	linked by: 0
	configured latency: 2000.00 ms; range is 0.50 .. 2000.00 ms
	module: 15
	properties:
		device.description = "Dummy Output"
		device.class = "abstract"
		device.icon_name = "audio-card"

I also tried some other solutions which talk about doing the following

 /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

options snd-hda-intel enable_msi=1
options snd-hda-intel dmic_detect=0
blacklist snd_sok_skl

Did not help me. Any help would be much appreciated.

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#2 2021-10-09 21:00:47

V1del
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Registered: 2012-10-16
Posts: 14,113

Re: Dell XPS 17 (9710) "dummy output" pulseaudio

remove alsa-base.conf, reboot post the output of

sudo dmesg | grep -iE 'snd|sof'

make sure you are up to date there was a new sof-firmware release recently.

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#3 2021-10-09 21:19:55

bashrc_go
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Re: Dell XPS 17 (9710) "dummy output" pulseaudio

Thanks, I removed alsa-base.conf before posting, should have mentioned that. I did reboot after that,


sudo dmesg | grep -iE 'snd|sof'

[    0.791711] pps_core: Software ver. 5.3.6 - Copyright 2005-2007 Rodolfo Giometti <giometti@linux.it>
[    0.820361] PCI-DMA: Using software bounce buffering for IO (SWIOTLB)
[    0.820361] software IO TLB: mapped [mem 0x000000005688c000-0x000000005a88c000] (64MB)
[    1.570855] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1f.3: DSP detected with PCI class/subclass/prog-if info 0x040100
[    1.570926] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1f.3: SoundWire enabled on CannonLake+ platform, using SOF driver
[    1.570972] snd_hda_intel 0000:01:00.1: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
[    1.571082] snd_hda_intel 0000:01:00.1: Disabling MSI
[    1.571088] snd_hda_intel 0000:01:00.1: Handle vga_switcheroo audio client
[    1.868262] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: DSP detected with PCI class/subclass/prog-if info 0x040100
[    1.868278] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: SoundWire enabled on CannonLake+ platform, using SOF driver
[    1.868322] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
[    1.868547] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: DSP detected with PCI class/subclass/prog-if 0x040100
[    1.868597] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: bound 0000:00:02.0 (ops i915_audio_component_bind_ops [i915])
[    1.875147] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: use msi interrupt mode
[    1.886210] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: hda codecs found, mask 4
[    1.887240] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: Firmware info: version 1:9:0-fa857
[    1.887242] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: Firmware: ABI 3:19:0 Kernel ABI 3:18:0
[    1.887244] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: warn: FW ABI is more recent than kernel
[    1.887246] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: unknown sof_ext_man header type 3 size 0x30
[    1.972909] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: Firmware info: version 1:9:0-fa857
[    1.972910] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: Firmware: ABI 3:19:0 Kernel ABI 3:18:0
[    1.972911] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: warn: FW ABI is more recent than kernel
[    2.400366] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: Topology: ABI 3:19:0 Kernel ABI 3:18:0
[    2.400369] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: warn: topology ABI is more recent than kernel
[    2.420106] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: ASoC: physical link SDW3-Capture (id 4) not exist
[    2.420108] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: ASoC: topology: could not load header: -22
[    2.420765] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: error: tplg component load failed -22
[    2.420770] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: error: failed to load DSP topology -22
[    2.420772] sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl 0000:00:1f.3: ASoC: error at snd_soc_component_probe on 0000:00:1f.3: -22
[    2.420797] sof_sdw sof_sdw: ASoC: failed to instantiate card -22
[    2.427377] sof_sdw sof_sdw: snd_soc_register_card failed -22
[    2.427379] sof_sdw: probe of sof_sdw failed with error -22

I updated after your comment, saw sof-firware being updated.

Post update version check

pacman -Qi sof-firmware
Name            : sof-firmware
Version         : 1.9-1
Description     : Sound Open Firmware
Architecture    : x86_64
URL             : https://www.sofproject.org/
Licenses        : custom:BSD  custom:ISC
Groups          : None
Provides        : None
Depends On      : None
Optional Deps   : None
Required By     : None
Optional For    : None
Conflicts With  : None
Replaces        : None
Installed Size  : 11.50 MiB
Packager        : Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) <heftig@archlinux.org>
Build Date      : Wed 06 Oct 2021 06:19:39 PM EDT
Install Date    : Sat 09 Oct 2021 05:09:46 PM EDT
Install Reason  : Explicitly installed
Install Script  : No
Validated By    : Signature

Last edited by bashrc_go (2021-10-09 22:01:16)

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#4 2021-10-10 11:09:41

V1del
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Registered: 2012-10-16
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Re: Dell XPS 17 (9710) "dummy output" pulseaudio

See this bug report and link: https://github.com/thesofproject/linux/ … -893692661 you'll probably need to either patch your kernel or try to update using linux-mainline or so.

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#5 2021-10-10 15:53:08

wzrdtales
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Registered: 2017-03-14
Posts: 55

Re: Dell XPS 17 (9710) "dummy output" pulseaudio

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#6 2021-10-11 16:32:31

bashrc_go
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Re: Dell XPS 17 (9710) "dummy output" pulseaudio

Thanks for the information, useful read, at this moment, guess I will wait for 5.15 kernel, meanwhile use headphone via bluetooth.

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